patricia urquiola fashions nub for andreu world after windsor chair
patricia urquiola fashions nub for andreu world after windsor chair patricia urquiola fashions nub for andreu world after windsor chair
may 25, 2012

patricia urquiola fashions nub for andreu world after windsor chair

patricia urquiola fashions nub for andreu world after windsor chair




spanish-born architect patricia urquiola has designed ‘nub’, a seating object for spanish furniture manufacturer andreu world. the armchair and lounger is a graphic take on a traditional windsor chair consisting of spindles with undulating thicknesses. the idea came from urquiola watching her grandmother making lace with bobbins — the forms of which intrigued her from a young age.

based on the same form, the seating object is available as a lounger or chair




the solid beech structures are made from reforested 100% sustainable wood, the only kind used by andreu world. steel or wood legs hold up the seat and over-sized back, resulting in unusual but playful proportions.  ‘nub’ was on show at salone del mobile during milan design week 2012.

bench version

the traditional spindles are given a graphic element

back and side proportions

the chair is available with wooden, metal and rotating legs

spindle detail

process rendering


highback nub chair in yellow  image © designboom

up close of the variations of ‘nub’ seating image © designboom

installation view of ‘nub’ presented at andreu world during salone del mobile 2012 image © designboom

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